2021 Helen Williams Oration with Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Chief Scientist of Australia, will deliver the annual Helen Williams Oration as part of IPAA's Women in Leadership series.

Dr Foley will reflect on our progress in normalising diversity in the workforce. She will discuss how the pandemic offers an opportunity to reframe workplace customs and culture, and question whether we, as a nation, could improve our recognition of the contribution older workers make, and better utilise their full human potential.

Dr Foley will also consider how the pandemic may lead to addressing systemic issues that have stymied women’s advancement. This includes putting the case for retaining and retraining older skilled workers as Australia faces the challenge of accelerating new high-tech industries, while the flow of skilled migration and international students has slowed.

IPAA ACT established the Helen Williams Oration in 2018, in honour of Helen Williams AC, the first female to be appointed Secretary of an Australian Government department.

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM (Guest)
Chief Scientist of Australia

This is a live-streamed event. Access links and details will be sent to registered guests 24 hours prior to commencement.

Event Details

Event Date Wednesday 29 September 2021
Formalities 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM AEST
Member Price $0
Non-Members Price $0
Venue Online
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